Pioneers Earn First Dual Meet Victory of the Season; Clark Collects First Win as Head Coach

Pioneers Earn First Dual Meet Victory of the Season; Clark Collects First Win as Head Coach

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Sacred Heart wrestling team earned their first dual meet victory this season dominating American International College, 46-8, at Henry A. Butova Gymnasium Friday evening. The win also marks the first for Pioneers' head coach John Clark.

This becomes the Pioneers second win against the Yellow Jackets in about three years and topped the foe, 50-6, on SHU's 2014 senior day.

Team Results –

Sacred Heart – 46

AIC – 8

Individual Results –

125 – Ryan Burns

AIC forfeit, 6-0

133 – Timmy Johnson

Timmy Johnson (Sacred Heart) FALL Jordan Brock (AIC), 1:54, 12-0
How it happened –

  • 1P: SHU Takedown (2), SHU Nearfall (4), SHU Pin (1:54)

141 – Chris Cornell

AIC forfeit, 18-0

149 – Alex Harnsberger

JoJo Gonzalez (AIC) DEC Alex Harnsberger (Sacred Heart), (16-9), 18-3
How it happened –

  • 1P: AIC Takedown (2), SHU Escape (1), SHU Takedown (2), AIC Escape (1), AIC Takedown (2), AIC Nearfall (4) | AIC leads 9-3
  • 2P: SHU down – SHU Escape (1), AIC Takedown (2), SHU Reversal (2) | AIC leads 11-7
  • 3P: AIC down – AIC Escape (1), AIC Takedown (2), SHU Escape (1), AIC Takedown (2), SHU escape (1), SHU Stall Warning | AIC wins, 16-9

157 – Paul Klee

Paul Klee (Sacred Heart) FALL Christian Echevarria (AIC), 24-3

How it happened –

  • 1P: SHU Takedown (2), SHU Pin (2:12)

165 –  Will Schmidt

AIC forfeit, 30-3

174 – Dom Celli

Dom Celli (Sacred Heart) MAJ Isaiah Collins (AIC), (14-3), 34-3

How it happened –

  • 1P: SHU Takedown (2) | SHU leads 2-0
  • 2P: SHU down – SHU Escape (1), SHU Takedown (2), AIC Escape (1), SHU Takedown (2), AIC Escape (1), SHU Takedown (2) | SHU leads, 9-2
  • 3P: AIC neutral – SHU Takedown (2), AIC Escape (1), SHU Takedown (2), SHU RT (3:10) |

184 – Thomas Grosso

AIC forfeit, 40-3

197 – Mark Boyle

AIC forfeit, 46-3

HWT – John Harnett

Jenard Rosemond (AIC) TF John Hartnett (Sacred Heart), (21-6), 46-8

How it happened –

  • 1P: SHU Takedown (2), AIC Reversal (2), AIC Nearfall (2), AIC Nearfall (4) | AIC leads, 8-2
  • 2P: AIC down – AIC Escape (1), SHU Takedown (2), AIC Escape (1), AIC Takedown (2), AIC Nearfall (4) | AIC leads 16-4
  • 3P: SHU neutral – SHU Takedown (2), AIC Escape (1), AIC Takedown (2), AIC Nearfall (2) | AIC wins 21-6

Up next…

The Pioneers travel to Wilkes, Pa. for the Wilkes Open, Friday, December 22 beginning at 9:00 a.m.